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One of the more convenient and quick-drying crags in the area. Good sport climbing as well as a reasonable selection of trad routes. The popular routes tend to be polished, especially the starts of those on the Lower Lift.

Whitebeams (a rare species of tree) grow on the crag and are an important feature of the SSSI. Please do not cut any trees on or around the crag without gaining permision first as this could result in access issues in future. If you want to carry out cleaning which involves trees, please contact the BMC access team first through

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 February to 15 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

There is a tawny owl nesting on "It's Over for Jehovah". Avoide all routes between "Head full of hedda" and "What you think"

12m. At the left end of the Upper Lift. Climb the pedestal and the slabby face above by subtle moves.

UPDATE (5 Nov 2020): the thin stuck-on flake which provided a useful small crimp (in the vicinity of the last bolt runner) has now gone; however, its removal has exposed a bigger, slightly lower handhold. The thin move just below that is unaffected, so the route is probably still 6a.


CoT Wye Valley Mileage #C2K


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mikedunk 29 Oct, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: The obvious hold by the last glue in bolt moves
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βeta: The obvious hold by the last glue in bolt moves

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